One would think that even the flower children, Doctors Without Borders, would be wise enough to self-quarantine after treating African Ebola cases, but one would be wrong. I'm fine with these do-gooders going abroad to aid poorer nations, but make sure you don't return with some new disease we aren't prepared to control.
Good intentions notwithstanding, Dr. Craig Spencer came back from Guinea and carelessly went about his way in lieu of self-isolation. Spencer was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center and placed in isolation as investigators sought to retrace every step he had taken over the past several days. At least three people he had contact with in recent days have been placed in isolation.
Dr. Spencer, 33, had traveled on the A and L subway lines Wednesday night, visited a bowling alley in Williamsburg and then took a taxi back to Manhattan.
Meanwhile, at today's Congressional hearing, newly appointed Ebola czar Ron Klain was imvited to appear but was a no-show. In his absence, a few Republicans tweaked Obama for choosing Klain, a lawyer with managerial experience, over someone with expertise in medicine.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, asked, "Why in the world did the president pick a dadgum lawyer?", pointing out that Klain doesn't have a background in communicable disease, infectious disease or West Africa.
With the continuing problems with ISIS, Islamic terrorists and now, Ebola, my confidence in Obama and Congress contiues to erode.....
Ron Klain, Obama's new "Ebola czar", is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as "Ebola czar" may not be Obama’s best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says.
That’s not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Obama’s vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in Obama’s Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for over half a billion dollars for the benefit of Obama cronies.
The News As I See It: A diet pill endorsed by Dr. Oz was found to be based on bogus scientific research. Yeah, people are shocked that you can't trust a TV doctor named after a lying wizard.
Speaking of lying
It's kind of ironic for a member of Congress to be complaining about government waste. I think we spend around $5 billion every year on Congress. We don't seem to be getting anything out of that. What we got is a report on how much money they waste.
Speaking of major expenditures, a new Starbucks drink is on the way. They will soon be offering a chestnut praline latte. It's hard to criticize the government for wasteful spending when we pay $7 for candy-flavored coffee twice a day. They say a chestnut praline latte is the perfect beverage to buy a rabbit after a relaxing massage.
Scientists found they have evidence that human beings had sex with Neanderthals. Apparently the evidence is any episode of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey."
Someone jumped the White House fence again. The problem is that if the pizza doesn't get to Obama in 30 minutes, it's free and that comes out of their paycheck. I think we could solve this fence jumping if someone would just give Joe Biden a key.
This Date In History: 1648; The treaties for the Peace of Westphalia were signed, ending the Thirty Years War, ultimately destroying the Holy Roman Empire, and ushering in the modern European state system.
1901; Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. 1931; The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic.
1939; Nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time, in Wilmington, Delaware. 1940; The 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. 1945; The United Nations officially came into being as its charter took effect.
1992; The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series. 2003; The last Concordes landed in London, ending supersonic air travel.
Picture Of The Day: The Facebook page of Dr. Craig Spencer prior to his trip to Guinea.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I think that my girlfriend got her hair highlighted because she felt some strands were more important than others. 2) I had a paper route when I was a kid. Every morning I would go to 300 houses or two dumpsters, depending on the weather.
3) Have you noticed the strange thing about men who hang out in bars a lot? It seems they have only one of two reasons to be there. They either have no wife to go home to...or they do. 4) A cop pulled me over in Miami and said, "Papers!" I said, "Scissors, I win", and drove away....ok, maybe not.
5) On a traffic light yellow means yield and green means go. On a banana, it's just the opposite. Yellow means go ahead, green means stop and red means you're holding an apple.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Scorpio - October 24th: Walk without shoes for a day and you will soon understand the true nature of the soul. Life will throw many things at you over the coming months, including a book-shelf which you will have to assemble yourself because you bought it from Ikea.
You will overhear gossip today about your love life while you are on the toilet. This may cause you to dam your flatulence so you can hear the really juicy part. Chances of romance are 62.05 percent unless your attempt at damming your flatulence fails.
Birthdays: Antony van Leeuwenhoek, zoologist 1632, Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood, lawyer, activist 1830, Moss Hart, dramatist 1904, Denise Levertov, poet 1923, George Crumb, composer 1929, F. Murray Abraham, actor 1939, Kevin Kline, actor 1948.
|How safe do you feel with this chubster as "Ebola czar"?|
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: Old Aunt Clara went to a new doctor to see what could be done about her troublesome constipation. She said to the doctor, "It's terrible! I haven't moved my bowels in more than a week."
The doctor said, "I see. Have you done anything about it?" Aunt Clara replied, "Oh, yes. I sit in the bathroom for a good half of an hour in the morning and then again at night." The doctor said, "No, I mean do you take anything?" Aunt Clara answered, "Just a magazine..."
Jim and Bob are out golfing. Jim slices his ball deep into a wooded ravine. He grabs his 8-iron and proceeds down the embankment into the ravine in search of his ball.
The brush is quite thick, but Jim searches diligently and suddenly he spots something shiny. As he gets closer, he realizes that the shiny object is in fact an 8-iron in the hands of a skeleton lying near an old golf ball.
Jim calls out to his golfing partner in an agitated voice, "Hey Bob, come here, I got trouble down here." Bob comes running over to the edge of the ravine and calls out, "What's the matter Jim?" Jim shouts back, "Throw me my 7-iron! You can't get out of here with an 8-iron."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Three old men are talking about their aches, pains and bodily dysfunctions. One seventy-year-old man says, "I have this problem. I wake up every morning at seven and it takes me twenty minutes to pee."
A seventy-two-year-old man says, "My case is worse. I get up at eight and I sit there and grunt and groan for half an hour before I finally have a bowel movement."
The seventy-five-year-old man says, "At seven I pee like a race horse and at eight I shit like a cow." The other men ask, "So what's your problem?" The man replied, "I don't wake up until nine."
The nun teaching Sunday school was speaking to her class one morning and she asked the question, "When you die and go to Heaven, which part of your body goes first?"
Suzy raised her hand and said, "I think it's your hands." The nun said, "Why do you think it's your hands, Suzy?" Suzy replied, "Because when you pray, you hold your hands together in front of you and God just takes your hands first." The nun said, "What a wonderful answer!"
Little Johnny raised his hand and said, "Sister, I think it's your feet." The nun looked at him with a bewildered look on her face and said, "Johnny, why do you think it would be your feet?"
Johnny said, "Well, I walked into Mom and Dad's bedroom the other night. Mom had her legs straight up in the air and she was saying, "Oh God! I'm coming!'" If Dad hadn't pinned her down, we would have lost her."
That's it for today, my little prairie puppies. Remember, if you are not committing any sins, you're probably not having a lot of fun. I'm going to AREA 51 for happy hour and maybe some karaoke.
Have a great weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !